Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J - Jaanvi

Legs spreadeagled, hands tied 
They violate my body with each thrust they make
My tears and snot fall onto my face 
The sack over my head makes me thankful 
That I don't have to see their faces 

In between I black out and this is preferable
Though when I gain consciousness 
It is a burning fire that I feel in between my legs
My body tattered, my soul bruised 
Death would be a warm welcome if it came knocking

But no, they are not done with me 
One by one they take their turns
Mutilating, degrading me bit by bit 
I give up screaming after a while 
My cries only seem to add to their pleasure 

Left to their mercy, they relish the power they have 
On me and my body; whimpering cries 
I soil my clothes and my body is filled with grit and blood
Theirs or mine?
I close my eyes and think of happier times 

A bickering sister, a loving father, a warm mother 
Seemingly so detached now 
The names may change 
But my story remains the same 
Tell me, is it foolish of me to think there is hope for me at all?

P.S. I just finished reading this and I'm beyond disturbed still. May the faceless and nameless Jaanvis in our life get justice. 

Linking this post to the A to Z Challenge


  1. That is a very touching poem, on the gruesome crimes against women. May all the Janvis get the much needed justice.

  2. Hope all the Jaanvis get their justice and hope the agony of Jaanvi can be heard by all.

  3. I'm choking. You have beautifully penned the emotions. I hope they get justice in this country. We can only hope!

    1. Thank you, Shalini. This was a difficult one for me to write as well.

  4. May her rights be protected and may no such thing happen again to anybody.

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  5. I sincerely hope the Jaanvis of the world get justice but more than that I pray that world should be so safe that no girl should ever have to undergo such ordeal. Made me sad.

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

  6. Oh my God! It was painful enough just reading this! Can't imagine the horror that a human can be subjected to by another....but no these are the deeds of vile creatures who cannot even be clubbed with animals. Jaanvi and others like her have to get justice and the demons must be meted with something worse than death!
    @KalaRavi16 from

    1. I agree with that. Death would be too kind a punishment for such monsters.

  7. Oh no what a disturbing story. Brought out the anguish and gruesomeness really well.

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  9. That is a very effective piece, gave me chills while reading. May all Janvis get their justice.

  10. Very powerful imagery. Justice for all these victims.

  11. Very powerful imagery. Justice for all these victims.

  12. Such beautifully penned poem. You have brought out the pain each Jaanvi feels! It gave me chils. Good job Aathira. Your each post is wonderful.

    1. Thank you, Reema. I have only tried. What they undergo is so much worse than this.

  13. Very intense...and so sad. Great job!

  14. That was such a heart breaking and powerful tale. Every single expression is written so vividly that it kind of gives the hunch of what is it like when such a heinous thing as this happen to a woman!
    I'm amused with this piece!



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